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30hands app for storytelling and presentation

Different from other presentation apps, 30hands Mobile focuses on the power of storytelling. Like pages in a book, photos or images are dragged around the desktop into the order of the story. Next, the teacher or student records audio over each image. Finally, the story or presentation can be published to the device’s photo area or uploaded to a 30hands collaborative learning site.


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Chaiyi Bee's curator insight, June 9, 2013 3:30 AM

手機可用的

designandtech's curator insight, June 9, 2013 10:25 AM

Very easy to use with elementary grade students. 

Samantha Ellis's curator insight, June 9, 2013 7:23 PM

This is fabulous, Could be a valuable source for all levels of learners, easy to use and could help establish new ideas.

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Wired/Unwired: Madison, WI's digital divide is an issue of both access and skills | Bryna Godar | Capital Times

Wired/Unwired: Madison, WI's digital divide is an issue of both access and skills | Bryna Godar | Capital Times | immersive media | Scoop.it

At 63, Linda Miess is looking for a new job. She works part-time at a bus company, part-time at a cleaning job, and she wants something more stable.

The problem: everything associated with searching and applying for a job is online these days.

“To even get a job, you have to have some knowledge of a computer,” Miess says while sitting in the Literacy Network’s computer lab on South Park Street.

She has been taking classes at the Literacy Network since September, learning how to navigate Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and email. She has learned a lot, but it hasn’t been easy.

“It was very frustrating, very frustrating — all of it,” she says.

Miess is one of thousands of Madison residents dealing with a jump in technology that has left them lagging in skills, access or both. The Internet is now central to everything, from applying for a job or signing your kid up for soccer to accessing the news and paying utilities, and 13 percent of Madison’s households don’t have access, according to 2013 U.S. Census data.

This is the digital divide.

Consisting of both access and usability issues, this divide is the subject of many conversations about education and equality in Madison, a city that considers itself highly educated and thoroughly “wired.”

The city is exploring how it can provide Internet service to challenged neighborhoods; libraries and other organizations are teaching digital literacy skills and schools are implementing new technology programs to equip students with tablets and computers.

“The Internet is really not a luxury anymore,” says Madison chief information officer Paul Kronberger. “It’s really a day-to-day necessity for almost everybody.”


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The Power of Digital Storytelling, With Kathy Schrock (plus a Zillion Resources!)

The Power of Digital Storytelling, With Kathy Schrock (plus a Zillion Resources!) | immersive media | Scoop.it
Keynote Inspires Teachers to Leverage Storytelling to Create Engaging Lessons That Stimulate Learning "A story can put your whole brain to work. And yet, it

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Dragon Age: Inquisition Evokes Interactive Storytelling

Dragon Age: Inquisition Evokes Interactive Storytelling | immersive media | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, November 24, 12:38 PM


Chris Suellentrop:  "Dragon Age: Inquisition shows that sophisticated storytelling in video games has become commonplace even as it remains the most experimental and contentious aspect of the medium."

David Collet's curator insight, November 24, 8:50 PM

This is a new technology that is just getting started. Huge start-up costs. But... it is an opportunity for a creative young person to be in position to carve a niche for themselves.

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First Look At The BBC's Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell Series!

First Look At The BBC's Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell Series! | immersive media | Scoop.it
We finally get to see actors Bertie Carvel and Eddie Marsan as Strange and Norrell, respectively, in the BBC's adaptation of the best-selling novel by Susanna Clarke, and they look outstanding. Alas, they only released this one promotional pic, but we had to share it because we're absolutely salivating for this series.

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Sunburn charts a deadly path through the cosmos

Sunburn charts a deadly path through the cosmos | immersive media | Scoop.it
It's unusual for a videogame to accept death as positively as Sunburn does. You're the Captain of a space crew that lost their ship to an asteroid collision, and are therefore without a way to return home. And so this crew conclude that dying together at their own command, rather than alone and at the behest of their oxygen supply, is the better of two options. So you jump and jetpack between planets to tether the crew together before making the final jump into a fiery star. There's a satisfying thud, drawn out by a slight pause, every time a body collides with the sun's surface, like repeatedly slamming a car door, giving it a feeling you want to repeat.

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Taking The First Steps in Transmedia

Taking The First Steps in Transmedia | immersive media | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, November 26, 12:03 PM


Simon Staffans:  "First, a full disclaimer. I’m writing this post not so much for you, dear reader, as I’m doing it for myself. Let me explain. As I’m increasingly working with people who have no or little experience of transmedia" ...

Minna Kilpeläinen's curator insight, November 26, 1:48 PM

What is transmedia? As simple as this. 

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Google Books: An Invaluable Resource for Students and Educators

Google Books: An Invaluable Resource for Students and Educators | immersive media | Scoop.it
From research to reading, Google Books should be the giant wrench in every student and teacher's digital toolbox.

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Apply This Storytelling Technique to Create More Engaging eLearning

Apply This Storytelling Technique to Create More Engaging eLearning | immersive media | Scoop.it
Sometimes when designing eLearning, we rely on the use of storytelling to give a stronger communication and instructional value to the learning content.

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, Today, 4:43 AM

Apply This Storytelling Technique to Create More Engaging eLearning | @scoopit via @TDOttawa http://sco.lt/...

Jerry Busone's curator insight, Today, 8:30 AM

The way people love to learn today. Takes a little time to prep but well worth the outcomes

N Kaspar's curator insight, Today, 4:23 PM

Cool concept.

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A Beautiful Visual Explaining The Internet of Things

A Beautiful Visual Explaining The Internet of Things | immersive media | Scoop.it

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Beyond Worksheets, A True Expression of Student Learning

Beyond Worksheets, A True Expression of Student Learning | immersive media | Scoop.it
Possession of facts is not learning. What is an important skill is the ability to sift through abundant information, identify what is valid and meaningful, then use it to create meaning and express it. This is why student creation is so important in the new economy of information.

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Ken Morrison's curator insight, November 18, 2:46 PM

Ken's Key Takeaway: 
"Far beyond filling out answers on a worksheet, these assignments allow for individual talents and personality to shine through. While it’s unlikely that you have ever heard a person say, “that worksheet changed my life,” most people have an assignment from their childhood that they remember with pride because it was meaningful to them. More often than not, that memorable assignment was one that allowed them to build and create."

Vineta Erzen's curator insight, November 21, 5:28 AM

Can a  true expression of student learnig  be discovered through worksheets snad tests?  A quote from the post I find 'expressive': '' While it’s unlikely that you have ever heard a person say, “that worksheet changed my life,” most people have an assignment from their childhood that they remember with pride because it was meaningful to them. More often than not, that memorable assignment was one that allowed them to build and create.''

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Six Instructional Design Tips for Learner Engagement by Jacqueline Bessette

Six Instructional Design Tips for Learner Engagement by Jacqueline  Bessette | immersive media | Scoop.it

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Tips and Tools for Involving Students in Lesson Planning and Content Delivery (EdSurge News)

Planning for a trip can be just as exciting as the vacation itself, especially when the planning is shared between family or friends. The preparation process and this kind of shared communication about your upcoming adventure starts to build excitement, even before you arrive at your destination. La

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DianneLaw's curator insight, November 19, 11:05 AM

This would be great if we had curriculum support and time to work with our kiddos. 

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Leveraging for Legacy and Cultivating New Literacies - by Amy Burvall

my keynote for the "Using Technology to Make a Difference" conference in Texas. Note that the videos will not play and it is video intensive, so please feel fr…

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Transmedia Storytelling within Breaking Bad - YouTube

A video for our Intro to New Media class that discusses the importance of Transmedia Storytelling within the show Breaking Bad

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Simon Staffans's curator insight, November 24, 6:39 AM

Talking about transmedia and Breaking Bad.

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Gates Foundation mandates open access for all the research it funds | Cory Doctorow | BoingBoing.net

Gates Foundation mandates open access for all the research it funds | Cory Doctorow | BoingBoing.net | immersive media | Scoop.it

Effective January 17, all research funded in whole or in part by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation must be published in journals that are immediately free-to-access, under a Creative Commons Attribution-only license.

It's an incalculably large shot in the arm for the open access movement, and is a challenge to other major science funders to follow suit. The foundation's grants will come with an extra budget to pay for open access peer-review. The new policy also specifies that raw research data must be made available immediately upon publication.

The next move is up to the publishers, many of whom -- even those that are open access in name -- have policies that conflict with the Gates policy, meaning that they will not be able to publish Gates-funded research as of 2017, unless they change those policies.


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Helping Teens Explore Tech: A ZDFellow Story | ZeroDivide.org

Helping Teens Explore Tech: A ZDFellow Story | ZeroDivide.org | immersive media | Scoop.it

ZeroDivide began as a Community Technology Foundation back in 1998.


During this time, we funded over 400 nonprofit organizations that work with underserved communities and invested over $50 million.


In addition to financial investment, we also invested our knowledge and experience in the field of technology, capacity-building and leadership to help nonprofit organizations increase their impact on underserved communities.


While we are no longer a funder, we gained valuable knowledge that has helped us transform into a thought-partner and technology consultant.

As a foundation, we began the ZeroDivide Fellowship where we selected promising leaders that were dedicated to working on behalf of underserved communities. Fellows participated in a two-year program which included leadership development, policy advocacy and technology training, strategy and mission development exercises and mentoring activities. The Fellowship was intended to help these individuals lead the technology movement within their own diverse communities.

One of our ZFellows, Oscar Menjivar, has since lead a successful nonprofit organization in the Los Angeles area called Teens Exploring Technology. Earlier this month, Oscar shared his story, from Fellow to CEO, in this inspiring interview.


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What is Story Theory? How to Use It to Create Awesome Brand Affinity

Presentation given to University of Chicago Alums re: Story Theory and its Application To Marketing

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, November 25, 2:48 PM

Here's a great piece colleague Jim Signorelli put together about how story theory works better as an approach in branding than giving a list of essential story elements or simple story structures.


Right on Jim! It won't take readers long to go through this SlideShare piece and reap the benefits. Of course I love Doug Lipmans story dynamics chart on slide 18, the Identification Filter (oops Jim, there's a typo here!) on slide 20, and the motive chart on slide 27.


The definition of story beginning on slide 37 is OK and goes beyond what most people produce. I'm biased though. I like what Peggy Van Pelt from Disney and I came up with oh so many moons ago -- "a story is an act of communication providing packets of sensory material and an emotional narrative arc allowing listeners to quickly and easily internalize it, understand it, and create meaning from it."


I like this definition because it focuses not on what a story is, but on what it does. What's the lesson here? There is no 1 right definition. Be aware of the variety of existing story definitions and use the one that fits your objectives at that particular time.


OK -- enough said. Enjoy the insights in Jim's post and keep the light for storytelling well lit and tended!


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

Tina Stock's curator insight, November 25, 5:56 PM

good reference material AND highlights a big issue - what is your archetype?

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10 free tools for creating infographics | Infographic | Creative Bloq

10 free tools for creating infographics | Infographic | Creative Bloq | immersive media | Scoop.it
For all the importance we place on text, it's an indisputable fact that images are processed in the brain faster than words. Hence the rise and rise of the infographic which, at its best, transforms complex information into graphics that are both easy to grasp and visually appealing. No wonder magazine readers and web visitors love them.

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Play W/ This Infographic: How Every Kind Of TV Show Goes

Play W/ This Infographic: How Every Kind Of TV Show Goes | immersive media | Scoop.it
"Anatomy of Shows" is a fairly accurate representation of the formulas behind almost every kind of TV program. Maybe go write your own?

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, November 26, 4:34 PM

OK -- now for the fun stuff this holiday weekend!


If you are going to be gorging on TV this weekend, here's a fun game to play: use this infographic to see if the show follows the plot described. I bet it does :) Or maybe you'll discover a new variation to share with us.


I love a good TV show, although for most their predictability don't keep me interested. 


But for those days when I just need to veg and any old TV show will do, I keep can keep boredom at bay by comparing what I'm watching with this chart. You can too.


Have fun y'all!


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

Russell Roberts's curator insight, November 27, 11:43 AM

Thanks to business storyteller Karen Dietz for this fascinating game. With this guide, you'll figure out the formulas supporting most television programs on the air this season.  Good fun.  Aloha, Russ.

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7 Ways to Deal With Digital Distractions in the Classroom | Edudemic

7 Ways to Deal With Digital Distractions in the Classroom | Edudemic | immersive media | Scoop.it

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A Wonderful Note Taking App from Google

A Wonderful Note Taking App from Google | immersive media | Scoop.it

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Old and New: Primary Sources in the 21st Century - ClassTechTips

Old and New: Primary Sources in the 21st Century - ClassTechTips | immersive media | Scoop.it

"I’ve shared some of my favorite apps for studying the American Revolution and industrialization.  National Archives DocsTeach and Today’s Document are two great apps for exploring American history in your classroom.  Search by topic or check daily for high quality images with detailed information on a variety of subjects."


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New Teachers: Resource Roundup

New Teachers: Resource Roundup | immersive media | Scoop.it
From classroom management to working with parents, lesson planning to learning environments, this compilation of blogs, videos, and other resources provides an array of tips and advice for teachers just starting out.

Via Ken Morrison
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Smile, You’re Speaking Emoji: The Rapid Evolution of a Wordless Tongue

Smile, You’re Speaking Emoji: The Rapid Evolution of a Wordless Tongue | immersive media | Scoop.it
Are words on the way out?

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Jeni Mawter's curator insight, November 23, 6:29 PM

The new universal language.

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The Harry Potter Alliance’s #MyHungerGames Brings Awareness to Stories of Income Inequality

The Harry Potter Alliance’s #MyHungerGames Brings Awareness to Stories of Income Inequality | immersive media | Scoop.it
The Harry Potter Alliance organizes Hunger Games hashtag.

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